The Future Of Online Ed Isn't Heading Where You Expect

Anya Kamenetz, May 30, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Short article with what is (I think) important news: "Trinidad and Tobago. Its government this week announced the creation of a National Knowledge Network to promote free online learning in partnership with Khan Academy and Coursera." I think we can ignore the bit about the providers - these can change over time, while the idea of a national networks for free learning is something that can endure, and eventually, become entrenched. We've been seeing a number of stories like this, as the proprietors of these providers work their political connections to get national announcements.

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